Association of Open University Graduates



Robin Hood

Welcome to AOUG in the East Midlands (05)

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In the last OMEGA there was a voting paper enclosed and I await to see if members in our Region voted for me to remain as the Executive Representative for East Midlands.

So far this year I have arranged visits to such places as the recently completed King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, in mid-January. In February some members enjoyed a visit to Wollaton Hall with great views over Nottingham. For our March visit members spent a day in Newark with its castle ruins overlooking the River Trent. The day ended with a visit to the newly opened Civil War Museum. For a Handshake Event with Region 06 (there being no Executive Representative at present), members visited the ancient Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge.

In May it is our Region's turn to host the AGM and Social weekend at The Palace Hotel in Buxton. Some interesting places, such as Chatsworth House, a cave near Buxton and a visit to Eyam (the plague village) have been organized as activities apart from the actual meetings. The Mayor is attending and I am looking forward to a busy weekend.

Later this year I hope some members will join others, from Region 07, who have invited us to join them to view the six Well Dressings at Ashford in the Water later this May. Our Local Representative, in Lincoln, has arranged for a visit to the Lincoln Medieval Bishop's Palace in June. In the following month I have arranged for a visit to the privately owned Rockingham Castle and gardens.

I do invite any of our members to contact me with suggestions for possible visits in your locality which may interest others. At present we have Local Contacts in Lincoln and Burton-on-Trent. We have such a large area that we could do with some more volunteers to act in this capacity. It is your Association and the more assistance that I receive the more I can offer. Do look at the Diary Dates and I hope to see you at some of the events which, as always, are open to any of your family and friends.

Executive Representative –Ramsey Hertzog 01246414746

Lincoln –Peter Green 01522 569657
Burton-on-Trent –David Bellaby 012883 2144017